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Forging a stronger Newcrest – our five pillars

To achieve our vision of Miner of Choice for our people, shareholders, host communities, partners and suppliers, our company strategy focuses on five key pillars:

Prioritise the importance of safety and sustainability. Everybody going home safe and healthy every day is our priority. We care for the communities we work with and the environment, applying sustainable practices across all aspects of our business.

Value our people. Our people are capable and engaged, empowered to deliver superior returns. We have a focus on diversity and inclusion, and developing our people at all levels.

Maximise operating performance by safely operating our assets to their full potential. Optimising the returns we can achieve from our current operating assets, we aim for low-cost, long-life operations. Integrated planning, asset management and rigorous performance programs are utilised to maximise production and minimise costs.

Embrace technology and innovation. We are targeting audacious technical breakthroughs that will optimise current mining while providing significant step changes for future success. 

Focus on profitable growth. Actively growing the value of our business through brownfield and greenfield exploration, combined with a focus on early-entry merger and acquisition prospects in known gold regions. We aspire to have exposure to five tier one ore bodies by 2020.

Corporate responsibility

At Newcrest, safety and sustainability is the first of the five pillars of our company strategy. We are committed to the health and safety of our people, and caring for our communities and the environment.

In 2017, we joined the International Council on Mining and Metals, an international organisation that brings together 25 mining and metals companies and over 30 regional and commodities associations dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, and serving as a catalyst for change to enhance mining’s contribution to society.

Our code of conduct, corporate governance framework and a comprehensive suite of company policies protect against illegal and inappropriate behaviours, such as fraud, bribery, corruption, discrimination and bullying, and articulate our position on safety, health, human rights, environment, communities, security and diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion are essential parts of Newcrest’s vision, values and company culture. View our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2018-2021 to find out more, including information on our latest targets.